Gontz throws his hat into commissione...

Gontz throws his hat into commissioner race

There are 45 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Gontz throws his hat into commissioner race. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Jan. 201, 2011 -- Garry Gontz announced Thursday that he is a candidate for Franklin County Commissioner.

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Vote

Shippensburg, PA

#1 Jan 20, 2011
Gary I know very little about you. You have my vote. However, remember how you got there. It was the people who put you there. Just ask the 2 others that are getting ready to get the boot. Don't treat your employees like crap and you will stay in office. You have to remember these people vote and so do their family and friends.
Oh good

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Jan 20, 2011
Has to be better than the clowns we have now.

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

Since: Dec 10

Carlisle, PA

#3 Jan 20, 2011
GOT SOME WANTS?
VOTE GONTZ!
Gonzo

Greencastle, PA

#4 Jan 20, 2011
Oh good wrote:
Has to be better than the clowns we have now.
Why? What evidence exists about his experience in government apart from Civil Service at Letterkenny? Is he a union member? Now that he has retired with a healthy govt. pension and benefits, he wants to become a county commissioner. What does he stand for? What are his core principles? Is he another tax and spend Democrat? No, he does not "have to be better..." that's a shakey assumption.
Terry

Greencastle, PA

#5 Jan 20, 2011
Vote wrote:
Gary I know very little about you. You have my vote. However, remember how you got there. It was the people who put you there. Just ask the 2 others that are getting ready to get the boot. Don't treat your employees like **** and you will stay in office. You have to remember these people vote and so do their family and friends.
I wonder why Ziobrowski might offer his advise for Gontz to run? Does he think he is an easy opponent? Does he want to discourage others early? Whats up?
Wallace

Greencastle, PA

#6 Jan 20, 2011
Vote wrote:
Gary I know very little about you. You have my vote. However, remember how you got there. It was the people who put you there. Just ask the 2 others that are getting ready to get the boot. Don't treat your employees like **** and you will stay in office. You have to remember these people vote and so do their family and friends.
Gontz is not "there" yet. He must compete so the people have not put him anywhere. He wants to be a candidate. Gontz is a bureaucrat with 34 years work experience for the government it appears. What knowledge does he bring about county government and how it functions? During a recession and a period in which federal and state governments will make serious spending cuts, it is not a good time to replace an experienced commissioner with inexperienced person in the job of county commissioner not matter which political party the incumbent is in.
concerned

Waynesboro, PA

#7 Jan 20, 2011
And you think that a retired government bureaucrat will be better than what we have, I don't think so.
For Real

Shermans Dale, PA

#10 Jan 20, 2011
I really hope there will be some good Tea Party candidates running for commissioner. Taxpayers, remember that all three county commissioners were ready to spend your hard earned money on a new multi-million dollar courthouse until we began to protest. Could it be that they saw the handwriting on the wall for their reelection bids if they went ahead with the project?

All three of the current commissioners need to be replaced with people who have fiscal common sense.
BIG DADDY

Greencastle, PA

#14 Jan 21, 2011
Wallace wrote:
<quoted text>Gontz is not "there" yet. He must compete so the people have not put him anywhere. He wants to be a candidate. Gontz is a bureaucrat with 34 years work experience for the government it appears. What knowledge does he bring about county government and how it functions? During a recession and a period in which federal and state governments will make serious spending cuts, it is not a good time to replace an experienced commissioner with inexperienced person in the job of county commissioner not matter which political party the incumbent is in.
Anybody is better than the three BOZOs we have in there now. I would vote for Mr Ed the talking horse if he would run before these last three.
Campbell

Greencastle, PA

#15 Jan 21, 2011
BIG DADDY wrote:
<quoted text> Anybody is better than the three BOZOs we have in there now. I would vote for Mr Ed the talking horse if he would run before these last three.
Not so fast. "Anybody" means you'd settle for an inexperienced person who is virtually clueless about the problems faced by Franklin County, public policy, and being a steward of the public's money. That's taking a big risk. Why take a big risk during a period when having a steady, seasoned hand on the tiller has greater value to all county residents than electing a person who must OJT.
Greencastle Grandparent

Muncy, PA

#17 Jan 21, 2011
Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Why? What evidence exists about his experience in government apart from Civil Service at Letterkenny? Is he a union member? Now that he has retired with a healthy govt. pension and benefits, he wants to become a county commissioner. What does he stand for? What are his core principles? Is he another tax and spend Democrat? No, he does not "have to be better..." that's a shakey assumption.
No, he is not a "Union" person. He was asked to work on responsible projects for the Dept of Defense related to base relocations and has OUTSTANDING credentials. The county is very lucky to have such a talented and respected man step forward to serve our citizens. Please keep an open mind and watch for more information on this candidate in the near future.
The Anti-Moron

Williamsport, PA

#18 Jan 21, 2011
Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Why? What evidence exists about his experience in government apart from Civil Service at Letterkenny? Is he a union member? Now that he has retired with a healthy govt. pension and benefits, he wants to become a county commissioner. What does he stand for? What are his core principles? Is he another tax and spend Democrat? No, he does not "have to be better..." that's a shakey assumption.
When you say "Tax and spend" can you name me a single political party... No actually name me a government on EARTH that has not TAXED people, and then SPENT the money? O, thats right that has never happened before, but for some reason it is wrong when the democratic party does it? I'm just saying.
Murphy

Gettysburg, PA

#19 Jan 21, 2011
If this article is to announce Mr. Gontz candidacy, why isn't it about Mr. Gontz and what experience and insights he has to bring to Franklin County. Sure looks like
Mr. Ziobrowski already has influence and control of this candidate. Mr. Gontz may be a good man, but unless he steps up and stands on his own, he appears to be a Ziobrowski puppet and Franklin County is still destined for peril.
Howard

Greencastle, PA

#20 Jan 21, 2011
The Anti-Moron wrote:
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When you say "Tax and spend" can you name me a single political party... No actually name me a government on EARTH that has not TAXED people, and then SPENT the money? O, thats right that has never happened before, but for some reason it is wrong when the democratic party does it? I'm just saying.
Conservatives are for SMALLER government, less taxation, careful and prudent spending, no "pork" like earmarks or "walking around money", graft, or corruption (e.g., Fumo, Rangel, Jefferson).
sue

Greencastle, PA

#21 Jan 21, 2011
Greencastle Grandparent wrote:
<quoted text>
No, he is not a "Union" person. He was asked to work on responsible projects for the Dept of Defense related to base relocations and has OUTSTANDING credentials. The county is very lucky to have such a talented and respected man step forward to serve our citizens. Please keep an open mind and watch for more information on this candidate in the near future.
Are you a relative? What are Gontz's credentials? For 34 years as a Civil Service employee he was not a member of AFSCME? Really?
The Anti-Moron

Williamsport, PA

#22 Jan 21, 2011
Howard wrote:
<quoted text>Conservatives are for SMALLER government, less taxation, careful and prudent spending, no "pork" like earmarks or "walking around money", graft, or corruption (e.g., Fumo, Rangel, Jefferson).
You realize most earmarks go to charities, some do abuse them, but that is why they need to be REFORMED not banned, you talk about how a big government takes peoples rights, well a small government can trample a mans rights as well as any dictatorship. And what freedoms have you lost, people complain about how the healthcare bill is a government takeover, all it does is make healthcare companies do the right thing because THEY WONT DO THE RIGHT THING THEMSELVES. I would love to debate any of yoy tea party nut jobs, just step up to the plate and reply.
Jack

Greencastle, PA

#23 Jan 21, 2011
The Anti-Moron wrote:
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You realize most earmarks go to charities, some do abuse them, but that is why they need to be REFORMED not banned, you talk about how a big government takes peoples rights, well a small government can trample a mans rights as well as any dictatorship. And what freedoms have you lost, people complain about how the healthcare bill is a government takeover, all it does is make healthcare companies do the right thing because THEY WONT DO THE RIGHT THING THEMSELVES. I would love to debate any of yoy tea party nut jobs, just step up to the plate and reply.
"Most earmarks go to charities." You cannot be serious! With that statement you've eliminated yourself from any debate on the topic because you are not qualified.
Dont matter

Chambersburg, PA

#24 Jan 21, 2011
Howard wrote:
<quoted text>Conservatives are for SMALLER government, less taxation, careful and prudent spending, no "pork" like earmarks or "walking around money", graft, or corruption (e.g., Fumo, Rangel, Jefferson).
What are you talking about - some new third party? Cause your not talking about the GOP! Spend and cut does not work. The tea party? Seriously? They claim to want smaller government, but have 'no comment' on social issues.

Hmmm, let see a government without social issues - that could work!
Sam

Greencastle, PA

#26 Jan 21, 2011
Gontz worked for the Office of Economic Adjustment, a Dept of Defense organization. He was the Base Transition Coordinator at Letterkenny. On January 11, 2011, a P.O. article reported that Gontz became the newest member of Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority(LIDA).
Say What

Reading, PA

#27 Jan 21, 2011
Gonzo wrote:
<quoted text>Why? What evidence exists about his experience in government apart from Civil Service at Letterkenny? Is he a union member? Now that he has retired with a healthy govt. pension and benefits, he wants to become a county commissioner. What does he stand for? What are his core principles? Is he another tax and spend Democrat? No, he does not "have to be better..." that's a shakey assumption.
Fair enough!

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